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Class Property and Method Visibility in PHP

Have you ever been confused by the difference between “private” and “protected” properties in PHP? Do you have to declare all your properties as “public”? What would you use a “private” method for? If you’ve ever had questions about method or property visibility in PHP, read on. I hope this post will improve your understanding of Classes in ... Read more

Interview with Shipyard's Creator, Italo Baeza

Over the past month, I’ve been talking to other developers who work with PHP and Docker about the tools and resources they use to make managing Docker easier. This week, I’m sharing a short interview with Italo Baeza, the creator of Laravel Shipyard, an open source project that helps Laravel developers (and really all PHP developers) get a whole... Read more

Ben Maggacis on Codemason and Deploying with Docker

Once PHP developers get familiar with the basics of local development with Docker, the next thing they always ask me about is deploying their projects. Running containers in production is a complicated problem, and because each project is different, there’s not just one solution that works for everyone. I’ve written before about using, ... Read more

Interview with Luis Pabón: Creator of

As I’ve been learning more about the PHP and Docker ecosystem, I’ve been keeping an eye out for tools that PHP developers can use to speed up or improve their Docker workflows. is one such tool, and this week I got to interview the project’s creator, Luis Pabón. If you’re not familiar with it, is a free and open source... Read more

Running Wordpress with Docker Containers

The first exposure I had to PHP code was Wordpress, and ever since then the CMS has held a soft spot in my heart. Wordpress is used by millions of websites, so knowing how to set up a new instance and run it within Docker containers is a valuable skill for PHP developers. This tutorial will use the official Wordpress Docker image as well as som... Read more